Shortly, after posting my piece on failure of gay groups to engage in any introspection following the passage of Proposition 8 and their silence on the eHarmony suit, I received an e-mail which cheered me somewhat about the direction of these organizations.
A reader close to one of the groups e-mailed me and said that some of the groups were worried about the legal precedent this could establish, fearful it could lead to straight people suing for access to gay sites.Â That is why they maintained “radio silence” on the settlement.
While I am troubled by the silence of the groups, I am heartened that at least this one group was concerned about the implications of so using non-discrimination laws.Â Its leaders at least have some notion of the concept of freedom.
Wish they would use that word more readily in discussing gay issues.
So, their silence, while not ideal, is at least a step in the right direction.